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about 450 percent. the commonality we are seeing an is the president mentioned earlier we see a lot of cellphone thefts. unfortunately we are not very different from many other parts of the city. certainly, within our i briefly touched upon in, that is one of the areas we are working on and looking at this stolen property and going after the individuals that are buying and selling these electronic devices. that's what we are looking at and also looking at decoy operations with cellphone and electronic devices. it's really -- we see quite a bit of those. what we try to do when we do our enforcement, we use the comp data and where they are going and where it's happening
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and those locations and try to deploy our resources effectively and target those areas and times. >> pedestrians and bike accidents how are they in the mission relative to the rest of the city >> unfortunately i don't have that statistic relative to the rest of the city. we are a very busy and densely populated area. unfortunately we do see a fair amount of bicycle accidents. we probably see more of those than we do see pedestrian accidents in the mission. we have a lot of bicyclist, a lot of bike lanes. we try to do again targeted enforcement on the sneksz intersections where we see the accidents happen. we have
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citywide traffic enforcement where they identify those high priority intersection and we look at pedestrian accidents and bicycle accidents and put our officers out there on a monthly basis to target those locations and rotate them around. >> the sticks weren't included here but you exiled -- compiled them? >> yes. >> thank you for addressing that. mental health issues in the mission as with other areas of the city, it seems to be an important component to a lot of calls. how many cit officers do you have and how is that working? >> i can tell you we have cit
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officers on every mission. i don't have the exact number of cit officers now. it's been working out very well. >> you have good coverage? >> certainly. our officers as you can see by the number of calls for service that they deal with, deal with a lot of people under varying conditions. and they really do so really well. trained officers such as officer keith, are regular officers that have a lot of practices in dealing with individuals in various modes of crisis and they do it very well. >> thank you very much, captain. >> mr. chin? do you want to go first? >> thank you for your presentation. thank you for hosting us and i appreciate the hard work. we have a lot of detail and i noticed that you are the first captain that used
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specifically as the number of officers that speak each language. usually we get a list but you have the officers that speak each one and you have 10 spanish speaking officers for the night shift. one is to ask you in terms of outreach to the very large limited english proficiency population you have, you probably have the largest population of that in terms of other districts and how you reach out to them. did you have a list of the community base organization. i saw a list of the rights immigrants groups out there. >> sure, that's actually a very timely topic. a couple months ago we were part of a presentation and i know chief was there by the mexican
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consulate regarding crime and particularly the mayan community as a result of that, they have been able to partner with the mexican consulate, working with the mayan community to do an actual presentation regarding crime tips and really encouragement of reporting of crime so we are working together on that. we are hoping, looking towards june to launch that. that's an area that we've been working towards. we've worked with and reached out to supervisor campos office and talked about ways to better interact and encourage that reporting. >> and that list of community organizations, central american resources centers, have you worked with them? >> specifically which? >> because you mentioned the
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mexican consulate but these other groups that do a lot of work with the community? >> in terms of outreach, we've worked with several community organizations in terms of talking about what types of services they provided. i met with verizon today and talked about what services they are providing and how we can refer people, if we encounter people on the street that can use their service, how we can refer them to their services and they have the opportunity to come to our officers and talk about with a they do out there. groups like the community response network that we work with very closely to come out to our line officers and talk about what they are doing out there and that's really where we are working towards partner
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ships and groups like casa de las madres, that come to the meetings and give information regarding their resources. that meeting we decided to get it out of the station and into the community. we had it down on port trer oh. >> thank you, that's helpful. i want to talk about you give presentations on school safety. i want to ask a little bit more about that? >> sure. of course it's been a hot topic as of late not only in terms of violence that may occur on campus but also tips for kids in terms of keeping them safe. last year we
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participated in programs with james lak, we did a number of public schools, we did private schools, the friends school, the days school. some of those presentations were geared based upon what the staff wanted in terms of keeping the campus safe and what their options are and maybe anti-bullying, that type of stuff. >> good to know. it's good to see that you can -- that you have made a lot of progress on the arrest rate. >> as i mentioned earlier,
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really our primary focus right now is towards robbery and violent crime. so we are in the process of doing our enforcement plan to effect those robberies because that's where we've seen the spike for this year in terms of crime and that's one push where we are working in terms of a variety of enforcement operations and we also do continual target of enforcement operations in terms of fugitive apprehensions and munis lines in conjunction with the munis task force and bicycle task force operations and we really run the gamete of operations of where we are continue to go go forward on this year and really right now that focus is on robberies because that's where we've
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seen the spike. >> i'm wondering how you are able to get families involved in the gang intervention program? >> yes. it's a pilot program we had at james middle school and the chief was actually on board with that with signing certificates for the kids and we met with the kids, 6th graders and talked about what the program is about and what do you know about gangs and what have you experienced and unfortunately a lot of these kids have quite a bit of knowledge about what's going on out there and prevention tips on how to keep themselves safe and we said we are going to do another presentation back tomorrow night if you want to come back and bring your family members you can do so. we got
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about 20 kids to come back with their family members. it was i believe an entirely spanish speaking audience and we talked about the same things we did with the kids but also with the parents and giving the parents tips on knowing what the kids are doing and who their friends are and who they are hanging out with and really the focus of it was staying? school and staying with your family. and the people that care about you and that are going to help you keep out of trouble. and it was very well received. so we are hoping to continue that and build off that coming into next year. >> it's great that that approach is recognized by the papers. i need to read that article and i want to ask about 24th and mission, i know 16th
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and mission i have seen that a lot myself. 24th and mission how does it compare? >> we certainly see challenges at 24th and mission but not the level of 16th and mission. what we do to supplement that area. we have a dedicated beat down there and the other thing is when we do the enforcement operations, we'll go down and target 16th and mission for a while and move to 24th and mission and utilize some of those resources when we are down there and again allows us to get a little bit more coverage out there. >> great. thank you. >> captain, moezer, first i want to thank you for the very thorough presentation. my congratulations to you and sergeant linberg, your
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community obviously values you as does this police commission. thank you for that work that you have done. one of the things i did want to point out to you and make you aware of that i'm actually a legal council to the consulate of mexico and they have commend on how excited they are to work with you on your program. so thank you so much for representing us as well. often times when we come into the community, we get a sense of the ethnic make-up and background of the officers in this station and i don't see see that in your presentation. i'm glad to see the language access points that you have made, but coming to this station, given it's segment of the this population historic
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connection to the lgbt community, the lgbt force and also i heard that you are very much valued on how the relationship has shaped and particularly with yourself and sergeant chuck. i would like to hear about your outreach to the lgbt community. >> sure. i don't have the exact number of the lgbt community. they actively patrol in all areas of the mission. they are assigned in the castro. sergeant chuck linberg is in our lgbt area, a lot of comments were a result of his role not only as the lgbt
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liaison but really building those bridges on what goes on in the castro and in the community. really, it's a matter of having those dedicated officers and officers that are dedicated not only to the beat but the car second oris -- sectors that are really there day and day out getting to know the people and there for special events and call for service. it's about community policing and the community policing efforts that chief has really put forward and continual work on it and has been very successful up there. >> one of the -- as a member of the lgbt community one of the things i'm often hearing a great deal about is a rise in domestic violence within the lgbt community and how the police and other social services agencies are dealing with those issues. can you
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comment on that at all? >> sure, i certainly -- i can't speak to the numbers that are specific to the lgbt community, like all segments of our community we do see domestic violence that occurs there. our officers are very adept at handling domestic violence issues. they are used to it and among all of the segments of our community, they are very adept at handling those. >> would you say we are experiencing a rise and how we are dealing with that? >> i don't think i have been here long enough to be able to effectively comment on that whether i have seen a rise and like i have said we see them in all segments of the community. >> anything further for the captain? >> captain, i want to thank you very much. it was a very
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thorough explanation. i would like to call our next item no. 5. we are going into a closed session matter. so the commission will be wrapping up their public section of the meeting and we handle personnel matters in closed session. >> public comments to all matters below, closed section on whether to hold item 7 in closed session. >> public comment is closed. >> next item. >> line item 6. whether to hold item 7 in closed session. >> before going into closed session i want to thank everybody for coming out today. thank you. >> do we have a motion? a all in favor. aye.
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other >> >> you're watching quick bite,
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the show that has san francisco. ♪ ♪ ♪ >> we're here at one of the many food centric districts of san francisco, the 18th street corridor which locals have affectionately dubbed the castro. a cross between castro and gastronomic. the bakery, pizza, and dolores park cafe, there is no end in sight for the mouth watering food options here. adding to the culinary delights is the family of business he which includes skylight creamery, skylight and the 18 raisin. >> skylight market has been here since 1940. it's been in the family since
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1964. his father and uncle bought the market and ran it through sam taking it over in 1998. at that point sam revamped the market. he installed a kitchen in the center of the market and really made it a place where chefs look forward to come. he created community through food. so, we designed our community as having three parts we like to draw as a triangle where it's comprised of our producers that make the food, our staff, those who sell it, and our guests who come and buy and eat the food. and we really feel that we wouldn't exist if it weren't for all three of those components who really support each other. and that's kind of what we work towards every day. >> valley creamery was opened in 2006. the two pastry chefs who
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started it, chris hoover and walker who is sam's wife, supplied all the pastries and bakeries for the market. they found a space on the block to do that and the ice cream kind of came as an afterthought. they realized the desire for ice cream and we now have lines around the corner. so, that's been a huge success. in 2008, sam started 18 reasons, which is our community and event space where we do five events a week all around the idea of bringling people closer to where the food comes from and closer to each other in that process. >> 18 reasons was started almost four years ago as an educational arm of their work. and we would have dinners and a few classes and we understood there what momentum that people wanted this type of engagement and education in a way that allowed for a more in-depth conversation. we grew and now we offer -- i
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think we had nine, we have a series where adults learned home cooking and we did a teacher training workshop where san francisco unified public school teachers came and learned to use cooking for the core standards. we range all over the place. we really want everyone to feel like they can be included in the conversation. a lot of organizations i think which say we're going to teach cooking or we're going to teach gardening, or we're going to get in the policy side of the food from conversation. we say all of that is connected and we want to provide a place that feels really community oriented where you can be interested in multiple of those things or one of those things and have an entree point to meet people. we want to build community and we're using food as a means to that end. >> we have a wonderful organization to be involved with obviously coming from buy right where really everyone is treated very much like family. coming into 18 reasons which even more community focused is such a treat.
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we have these events in the evening and we really try and bring people together. people come in in groups, meet friends that they didn't even know they had before. our whole set up is focused on communal table. you can sit across from someone and start a conversation. we're excited about that. >> i never worked in catering or food service before. it's been really fun learning about where things are coming from, where things are served from. >> it is getting really popular. she's a wonderful teacher and i think it is a perfect match for us. it is not about home cooking. it's really about how to facilitate your ease in the kitchen so you can just cook. >> i have always loved eating food. for me, i love that it brings me into contact with so many wonderful people. ultimately all of my work that i do intersects at the place where food and community is. classes or cooking dinner for someone or writing about food. it always come down to
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empowering people and giving them a wonderful experience. empower their want to be around people and all the values and reasons the commitment, community and places, we're offering a whole spectrum of offerings and other really wide range of places to show that good food is not only for wealthy people and they are super committed to accessibility and to giving people a glimpse of the beauty that really is available to all of us that sometimes we forget in our day to day running around. >> we have such a philosophical mission around bringing people together around food. it's so natural for me to come here. >> we want them to walk away feeling like they have the tools to make change in their lives. whether that change is voting on an issue in a way that they
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will really confident about, or that change is how to understand why it is important to support our small farmers. each class has a different purpose, but what we hope is that when people leave here they understand how to achieve that goal and feel that they have the resources necessary to do that. >> are you inspired? maybe you want to learn how to have a patch in your backyard or cook better with fresh ingredients . or grab a quick bite with organic goodies. find out more about 18 reasons by going to 18 and learn about buy right market and creamery by going to buy right and don't forget to check out our blog for more info on many of our episodes at sf quick until next time, may the fork be with you. ♪ ♪
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>> so chocolaty. mm. ♪ >> oh, this is awesome. oh, sorry. i thought we were done rolling. ♪ ♪ ♪
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welcome home, man.
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>> i will be chairing the meeting in place of supervisor malia cohen today. to my left is supervisor david campos. the clerk of the committee is [speaker not understood]. i would like to thank jesse larsen and charles from sfgovtv for broadcasting the meeting. of course we're joined by supervisor chu for item number 2. madam clerk, are there any a